Isle Of Man TT videos are losing their shock value. Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's dangerous. Yes, we're in awe of their two-wheeled talents. But this run by TT legend John McGuinness is different. He's on an electric bike setting a new world record. And it's an odd combination of tranquil and terrifying.
Now we all love the sound of an internal combustion engine, and it's even better when revving directly through your seat and into your spine, but this sounds like a very fast, very apoplectic future. And it is.
With McGuinness on board, the Mugen Shinden set a record in the all-electric Zero class with an average speed of 117 mph. Again, that's average.
That might not sound like much considering super bikes from the 1980s were generally around the 115 mph mark, but the trajectory of electric bikes at the TT over the last few years is astounding.